With midterm elections coming up on November 6th (and early voting beginning on October 22nd), Texans want to know where their candidates and elected officials stand on key policy issues that affect their communities and children. CPPP is proud to release
This post was written by Economic Opportunity Intern Danielle Zaragoza. All Texans deserve representation in Congress and access to well-funded education, transportation, and other government services. Asking people’s citizenship status as part of the 2020 Census would put Texans at risk
CPPP Communications Intern Jovahana Avila contributed to this post. A new report from the Annie E. Casey foundation shows that Texas is not doing enough to provide for children. The 2018 Kids Count Data Book ranks Texas an embarrassing 43rd in
This post was written by Research and Planning Intern Jake Kowalski. Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) recently commissioned the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) to evaluate the barriers to economic prosperity in Dallas County. Frances Deviney, CPPP’s Chief Operating Officer,
Teachers have the greatest impact on student outcomes. However, many students come to school with barriers to learning beyond what even the greatest teacher can overcome alone. To promote success among all students, schools hire an array of support staff, professional
The Texas public school finance system is due for some renovations. And we need raw material to get the job done. As the Texas Public School Finance Commission debates changes to how we fund our schools, commissioners also need to consider
This blog post was written by Communications Intern Bianca Lopez. It’s been seven years since the Texas Legislature made deep budget cuts to public education, leaving local school districts scrambling to work around a funding hole over five billion dollars deep.